Dancing is a healthy way to physically connect to someone, preferable to giving them a painful bearhug or sewing your head onto their body. Get cheek-to-cheek with today’s Groupon to Planet Ballroom, with locations in Charlotte, Cornelius, and Matthews. Choose from the following options:
- For $29, you get two private lessons and two group lessons for a couple (a $129 value).
- For $23, you get one private coaching session and six dance-fitness classes for an individual (a $92 value).
- For $39, you get four private dance lessons and four group lessons for an individual (a $249 value).<p>
Professional performing experience and formal dance training inform the curricula of Planet Ballroom’s instructors, who welcome couples, singles, and teens of all experience levels to their ballroom, Latin, and dance-fitness classes. Both group and private lessons might whirl toe-tappers across the floor to the tropical two-step of the tango, salsa, or cha-cha, or instruct in the traditional jumps and wails of swing and jive dancing and the synchronistic clucks of professional chicken dancing. Booties shake and shrink in Latin Cardio, and ballet classes imparts a greater sense of discipline and balance. First-timers should wear comfortable clothes and dress shoes, leaving their everyday sneakers and scuba flippers at home.
Planet Ballroom’s studios offer a glimpse of a bygone era, when gentlemanly dancers whisked their partners across dance floors amid elegant decor and soft hanging lanterns. Professional dancers lead both private and group classes within these rustic halls, guiding couples through the steps and proper techniques of social dances such as the waltz, tango, salsa, and swing. The seasoned instructors also conduct fitness-focused classes, leading teens and adults through energetic workouts of cardio Latin dance, ballet, and Pilates. Every Friday night the studio opens to students for an evening of dancing, socializing, and hatching plans to flash-mob the local DMV, and throughout the month, instructors also invite dancers back for a variety of dinner-and-dancing events.